Newberry South Carolina schools to close Friday over flu concerns

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Newberry public schools will close Friday in the wake of an outbreak of swine flu at a private school nearby.

Officials in the school system, which includes Newberry High School and Mid-Carolina High School, decided to suspend classes as South Carolina health officials got confirmation today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of least 13 cases of swine flu in the state. The number of suspected cases is expected to grow.

The cases afflicted students and parents connected with the private Newberry Academy. Many of the students returned from Mexico earlier this month.

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